Socialization and puppy class

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Barked: Fri Sep 13, '13 11:46am PST 
I would love some feed back from people that are for and against puppy class prior to 16 weeks? My breeder said its not worth the risk, but the importance of making sure my dog is well socialized is high on my priority. Up until 16 weeks do you just tell people who bring their dog near yours that he is too young to be around dogs you don't know? For the Parvo Virus. Also what should I ask my friends with dogs to make sure thier dog is safe to be around? I have never waited with my past dogs, but my breeder is admitment that I should wait. Any help would be welcome.